Nov 29, 2012 3:00pm PST
want to make this a medicare entitlement. so we will pay for this treatment, and, of course, then the treatment blossomed. and today, of course, we face the issue of access and the "who decides" question with attempts to control the costs of health care. and the medical care system has really changed a lot in terms of not just offering that which you think you should get. and it sometimes becomes a new battleground that patients are faced with and having to fight for. hyunah lee poa: it's a difficult thing to even think about money when it comes to taking care of a patient. it's their one and only life, and if there's something that needs to be done to preserve or enhance their quality of life and quantity of life, i want to do that as far as i'm able. gary feinberg: when you ask the doctor to be a managed care provider and at the same time be a physician, and they have to wear both hats, they lose their edge in being a physician. when i feel a patient needs an mri, and i have to think, well, what is the less expensive test? is there something least expensive to do? i'm not thinki
Nov 28, 2012 8:00am PST
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